How to handle family members interfering with parenting?

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 4
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193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@freshflowers:  I think your FI just needs to be direct with his mother.  “I appreciate so much all the help you’ve given us, but we need to talk about x,y, and z when it comes to raising my daughter”  He should let her know what his rules and expectations are and tell her if she can’t follow them you’ll have to find someone else to watch her.  If there is ever a fight about parenting while you are visiting I think you should just leave.  “If you cannot respect how I am raising my child, we do not need to be here.”  and walk out of their house, or kindly ask them to leave yours.  It sounds kind of harsh, but if she won’t listen it might be the only way.

 

Post # 5
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804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@freshflowers:  I think you guys are doing a great job.  You might want to limit one on one time the grandmother gets with the daughter.  Your fiance needs to make parenting decisions non-negotiable, and non-discussible with his mother.  Pack up and leave the situation if necessary.

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